Shin Megami Tensei fans vs. Persona fans according to Giant Bomb

#21DynamicJumpIuffPosted 6/14/2013 9:04:33 AM
Lupin the 4th posted...
GiantBomb can totally go **** themselves, btw. Guessing that little pic was made by one of the more obnoxious elitist types that seem to crop up in the SMT fanbase. The whole fanbase isn't like that...not by a long shot...but the elitist tools seem to be a very small, very vocal segment of that base. Meh...go figure. Every fanbase has people that ruin things for the rest of them...just how it goes.


Actually, iirc, that pic was made on Tumblr and it was made as a joke.
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#22LemonKweenstaaaPosted 6/14/2013 9:52:48 AM(edited)
Lupin the 4th posted...
(yes I know P3 itself is not an SMT game, so anybody about to say that can pre-emptively shut up)


Yes it is.
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#23Lupin the 4thPosted 6/14/2013 5:32:44 PM
LemonKweenstaaa posted...
Lupin the 4th posted...
(yes I know P3 itself is not an SMT game, so anybody about to say that can pre-emptively shut up)


Yes it is.


Not according to the SMT IV board. I know it has the SMT name on the box in the West, but supposedly not in Japan. *shrugs*

Also, Jumpluff, good to know. I'm on the internet in short bursts so I wasn't able to trace the source. On a side note, now that SMT IV has been released in Japan (and here soon), any word on the next game from that franchise? I'd think Persona 5 would be the next thing they consider, but I'm probably wrong. Just wondering if anything's been said yet.

(Also, I know SMT fans get mad about how Persona fans keep asking where 5 is...but to be fair, that series has skipped an entire console generation, so it's getting to be a legitimate question...just like people asking where Kingdom Hearts 3 was (until now, of course)....)
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#24Crok425Posted 6/15/2013 7:14:46 AM
Well, not all of what the pic says is wrong, sometimes it's true, every time I visit this boards there's not one time I don't see the word "waifu" on a topic.
And come on, Jack Frost is the true mascot of Atlus, followed by Cerberus and the cat from DDS and Raidou (I think)... why would Teddie be the mascot?
And seriously I've seen people saying "I'm a SMT fan, I loved P3 and P4, I dunno why people call P3 'Nocturne', I don't see it in the title" or "Is this Shin Megami Tensei IV a spin-off of Persona 4" I know they are new but how far does ignorance (and stupidity) goes in the human mind? And no, just because Persona is popular it's still not an excuse to be that ignorant and not bothering to do a research about the franchise, at least a small research.
#25Rasen543Posted 6/15/2013 1:41:14 PM
This image is kinda true, though SMT mainline fans kinda get on my nerves now too. But I still prefer them over Persona 3 and 4 fanboys slightly.

But seriously every time I go on this board I am severely depressed by the large amount of people talking about these high school, underage girls and how they want to date them (which is creepy. I do not understand how people can be attracted to 3D models) and not about the themes and mature aspects of the game.

And this stupid "omg someone called rise rice once!!1!!! ITZ FUNNY GUYZ LOLOLOL" isn't funny, it just makes you look like you're in elementary school and discovered babby's first meme. Grow up.
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#26Crok425Posted 6/15/2013 2:08:45 PM(edited)
To be honest, we aren't mainline SMT fans (we prefer it a bit more though) we're mostly Megami Tensei franchise fans which actually makes a lot of difference, we don't hate Persona (I started with P3P), that was said a lot of times, we just hate when trolls throw stupidity at us like the ones I mentioned above (when they say it on purpose), and those trolls are often the fanboys of P3/P4. Yes, there are some trolls in the P4G boards from the SMT side but I just counted 2 or 3... I've counted like 7 to 11 trolls in the SMTxFE boards and SMTIV boards that are from the Persona (3/4) side.

I won't get into much detail cuz I don't want a text war in here, but I just wanted to clarify that we don't flame at each other of what character was better as MC or who saved the world better or which female character is cute than the other... try to find a topic like that.
#27Lupin the 4thPosted 6/15/2013 2:23:18 PM
Rasen543 posted...
This image is kinda true, though SMT mainline fans kinda get on my nerves now too. But I still prefer them over Persona 3 and 4 fanboys slightly.

But seriously every time I go on this board I am severely depressed by the large amount of people talking about these high school, underage girls and how they want to date them (which is creepy. I do not understand how people can be attracted to 3D models) and not about the themes and mature aspects of the game.

And this stupid "omg someone called rise rice once!!1!!! ITZ FUNNY GUYZ LOLOLOL" isn't funny, it just makes you look like you're in elementary school and discovered babby's first meme. Grow up.


The image isn't remotely true. Just from personal experience, I've ran into more jerks on the SMT boards than any of the Persona boards I've been to. And the few idiots who show up on the Persona boards are usually people hating on the game that refuse to just leave the board of a game they don't like even months later. Can't speak for the entire internet, but that's what I've run into.

Basically what it amounts to is Persona fans are going to be labeled as weeaboo fanboys by the SMT fans and the SMT fans are going to be labeled as elitist ****s by Persona fans. Neither fanbase is superior to the other, that's for dang sure though. Both have tons of **** people who think their personal tastes are somehow superior to anybody else's. Luckily both also have people who are more open-minded....and *gasp* might even enjoy both series.
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#28FScellPosted 6/15/2013 2:43:37 PM
I won't get into much detail cuz I don't want a text war in here, but I just wanted to clarify that we don't flame at each other of what character was better as MC or who saved the world better or which female character is cute than the other... try to find a topic like that.


Oh this board was somewhat more reasonable before release as well.

Don't worry, those boards will change too.
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#29kratoscar2008Posted 6/15/2013 2:45:34 PM
I find Cena as the representation of the SMT fanbase quite ammusing.
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#30Rasen543Posted 6/15/2013 3:25:17 PM
Lupin the 4th posted...
Rasen543 posted...
This image is kinda true, though SMT mainline fans kinda get on my nerves now too. But I still prefer them over Persona 3 and 4 fanboys slightly.

But seriously every time I go on this board I am severely depressed by the large amount of people talking about these high school, underage girls and how they want to date them (which is creepy. I do not understand how people can be attracted to 3D models) and not about the themes and mature aspects of the game.

And this stupid "omg someone called rise rice once!!1!!! ITZ FUNNY GUYZ LOLOLOL" isn't funny, it just makes you look like you're in elementary school and discovered babby's first meme. Grow up.


The image isn't remotely true. Just from personal experience, I've ran into more jerks on the SMT boards than any of the Persona boards I've been to. And the few idiots who show up on the Persona boards are usually people hating on the game that refuse to just leave the board of a game they don't like even months later. Can't speak for the entire internet, but that's what I've run into.

Basically what it amounts to is Persona fans are going to be labeled as weeaboo fanboys by the SMT fans and the SMT fans are going to be labeled as elitist ****s by Persona fans. Neither fanbase is superior to the other, that's for dang sure though. Both have tons of **** people who think their personal tastes are somehow superior to anybody else's. Luckily both also have people who are more open-minded....and *gasp* might even enjoy both series.


LOL

No, the people killing this board are definitely the creepy fans. Do you honestly think **** like this is normal?:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/66085742

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65054527

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/66294263

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/66343731

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/64851033

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65018136

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/66196706

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65504677

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65188077

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65159460

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65131035

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/65094993

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/64872888

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/641695-persona-4-golden/64738666

The fact that sex and the girls of this game are the most talked about aspect is ridiculous. In fact it's downright creepy. From first glance this board looks like a bunch of 14-year-olds with serious hormone issues.
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